The 13th amendment in the US Constitution was very revolutionary in nature as it abolished slavery and termed it as a crime that would be punishable by law. It thus ended America’s history of slavery. This amendment was ratified on December 6, 1985.
While the amendment undoubtedly had a positive effect that is still felt today, the issue of racism is still prevalent in America. The main problem is how racism has been institutionalized. Hence, America still has to address systemic racism and find practical solutions to foster racial harmony and equality. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.